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goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
crinkle - wrinkle
earthly - of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
corollary - natural consequence (which naturally follows from something else)
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands